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Carbondale Police are seeking the identity of a motorist who was involved in a collision with a bicyclist the evening of Sept. 29 on Main Street near the Subway sandwich shop.

Police were advised of the accident at some point after it happened, Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said.

The bicyclist and the driver talked briefly after the accident but did not exchange contact information and both left the scene. The bicyclist was later taken to the hospital with minor injuries.



The car was described as possibly a maroon or dark green colored sedan, and driven by a small Caucasian teenage boy, according to a description given to police. A larger Caucasian passenger was also in the car.

The bicyclist who was hurt was one of three bicyclists at the time. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 963-2662.



Garfield County has completed its projects to increase parking in downtown Glenwood Springs.

The parking lot at Seventh and Colorado has been rebuilt, and 11 parking spaces have been added. The lot will be open to the public with the only limitation being that vehicles may not be parked for longer than 24 hours.

The two parking lots at Eighth and Pitkin will be permit parking for County staff only between the hours of 7 a.m . and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. This should free up an additional 20 parking places on Pitkin Avenue. The public will be able to use these lots after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. These lots will be open to the public on a 24-hour basis on Saturday and Sunday.

SILT, Colorado – The Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public open house meetings beginning Thursday to answer questions and take comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan Revision for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in western Colorado.

The land use plan revision will guide management decisions in the field office for the next two decades. This draft plan covers 505,000 surface acres and 707,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate administered in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin and Routt counties, with a small amount of acreage in Rio Blanco County.

“These open house meetings are a great way for the public to learn more about the plan and provide us with specific comments,” said Steve Bennett, field manager for the Colorado River Valley Field Office.

The public is invited to stop by anytime during the open house meetings, which are scheduled from 3-7 p.m. at the following locations:

• Oct. 6 in Silt at the BLM Colorado River Valley Office, 2300 River Frontage Road

• Oct. 11 in Eagle at the Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway St.

• Oct. 12 in Carbondale at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

For additional information including how to provide comments or obtain a copy of the draft plan, visit http://www.blm.gov/co/ st/en/BLM_Programs/land_use_planning/ rmp/kfo-gsfo.html.

BLM will accept public comment on the draft plan through Dec. 15, 2011.

BLM will use the public comments to help develop a Proposed RMP/Final EIS, which is scheduled for release in 2012.

Congressman Scott Tipton and the Department of Labor and Employment have teamed up to create a recruiting event/resource fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road.

The event is being called a Job Fair and Worker Assistance Training session and has been designed to be much more than recruiting events. Participants can gain a wealth of information and resources and a variety of workshops will be offered by the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Workforce Centers and the Small Business Development Centers in Garfield County.

The job fair component is designed to connect job seekers with employers with open positions.

“Whether you are seeking workers for entry-level jobs or needing to fill higher level positions, this is the place to connect with prospective employees,” says Ellen Golombek, executive director of the Department of Labor and Employment.

If your business would like to learn more about participating in the fair, contact Kathleen Cline of the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center at 970-945-8638 or email proehm@cwfc.net.

Space is limited, so it is recommended to reserve a table now. There is no charge for employers or job seekers to attend.


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